I've been taking 2 grains of Naturethroid for the past 6 weeks and am doing well (yay!) but since it comes with a hefty price tag and I'm being charged extortionate amounts for VAT and handling by Royal Mail and I can't afford to continue it (boo!). Really disappointing. So I'm going to try the NDT from Thailand. Can anyone advise me on which is the purest between Thiroyd and Thiroyd-S, i.e. fewer fillers/colours, and what the equivalent dose would be to 2 grains of Naturethroid? Also, does anyone use TR Man? I've not come across this before. Thank you.
NDT: I've been taking 2 grains of Naturethroid... - Thyroid UK
I paid £48 or thereabouts for 100 1 grain tablets which last me 50 days at my current dose of 2 grains per day. I was charged £28 VAT plus handling by Royal Mail, hiking the cost to £76. I was informed by Royal Mail that parcels from abroad are randomly chosen by HM Customs and VAT applied which Royal Mail have to collect before the parcel is delivered and this incurs a 'handling charge'. Apparently, this can happen every time you order if you're very unlucky or just occasionally if you're slightly more fortunate. So, whilst I agree that £60 every 3 months (not sure what dose you're on and whether this includes VAT + handling Geniler) is 'worth it' to feel well, it's only 'worth it' if you can afford it and are not already struggling financially. Leaving aside the ethics of having to pay for essential medication outside the NHS - don't get me started!
I have no thyroid gland and now that my GP has stopped prescribing T3/T4 combo I have no alternative, like countless others, than to fund my own thyroid treatment without which I would grind to a total halt. I know that at 2 grains I am not yet at my optimal dose and intend increasing it gradually until I feel well. Taking Naturethroid seems, at the moment, to offer the hope that I can feel well again, after 30 years of feeling crap, so it's totally devastating that I can't afford to pay a possible £76 every 2 months, and increasing, to continue this. Hence my original question. So, once more, I have to look for more affordable alternatives and just hope that they are as effective as Naturethroid has been so far.
I know. Actually, when I first asked for NDT about 5 years ago he said he'd never heard of it. Then, after an appointment with an Endocrinologist, he changed that to 'it doesn't work', parroting what the endo said. I've tried everything to get him to at least consider it (educate himself) to no avail so I'm on my own basically. Better just get on with it I guess.